Khloé Kardashian Calls Breaking Up in Public 'Humiliating' After James Harden Split

"It's like pouring salt into an open wound," Khloé Kardashian says about reading about her splits in the media

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brightcove.createExperiences(); From her relationships with basketball players Lamar Odom and James Harden to rapper French Montana, Khloé Kardashian knows all about the drawbacks to dating fellow celebrities.

After calling it quits with Harden, 26, earlier this month, the reality star is opening up about splitting in the spotlight.

“When you break up in the public eye, it’s almost like you have to go through it twice: privately and publicly,” she wrote in a post on her website/app Monday. “I’ve been there, for sure, and it’s hard. You could be having a fight that you don’t necessarily want your family or friends to know about, and then all of a sudden it’s like the whole world knows your business. It’s humiliating. There’s so much that you want to keep private, just for the sake of your own pride, and when details get out to the tabloids or whatever, it’s like pouring salt into an open wound. It definitely makes it hard to close that chapter of your life.”

“You don’t need a huge scandal for things not to work, either. I actually think it takes more courage to move on if there’s not a concrete reason you broke up,” she added. “I wish people would realize that a breakup doesn’t always mean cheating or abuse – sometimes you just know things aren’t working, and you have to remove yourself from the situation. It takes so much strength to move on without a huge reason.”

But Kardashian – who pressed pause on her divorce from Odom, 36, after his near-fatal overdose in October – recently suggested Houston Rockets shooting guard Harden wasn’t fully faithful.

“I just don’t want to put up with people that, you wanna be monogamous but then you’re not monogamous,” she said in a sneak peek at the March 2 episode of Kocktails with Khloé. “He wanted to be committed, then, wasn’t committed … and I got the receipts to prove it.”

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